Capital city: Gaborone
Currency: Botswana Pula
Population size: 2.3 million
Local languages: English, Setswana
High season for travelers: July to September
Weather: Summer starts in September and Winter starts in May
International airport: Sir Seretse International Airport
Places to see in Botswana
Botswana is home to multiple game reserves and wildlife parks such as the Chobe National Park, Moremi Game Reserve and Makgadikgadi Pan. When visiting these places the travelers will have an opportunity to see the rare black and white rhinos. Leopards, cheetahs and wild dogs also roam these parks. The best time for viewing wildlife is during the dry season (May to October) when the wild animals gather around the waterholes.
Visitors can also explore the cities and towns of which the most popular ones are Kasane, Gaborone, Francistown and Maun. Gaborone which many travelers describe as a beautiful, safe city hosts various historical landmarks as well as museums. Adrenaline junkies can go hiking in on the Kgale Hill which reaches an altitude of 1,287 meters above sea level. Maun is a tourist favorite because it is located close to wildlife parks and has an eclectic mix of modern and traditional architecture.
1. The death sentence is enforced in Botswana and this means that if you murder someone and are found guilty there will be no returning to your home country.
2. Keep valuables secure and move around only with what you need.
3. Be cautious when speaking on your phone in crowded areas. Pickpockets frequent crowded areas.
4. Avoid wandering around alone in places you are not familiar with and limit night time walks.
5. Do not keep your valuables in your car.
Ambulance: 997 (toll free)
Police: 999 (toll free)
Fire brigade: 998 (toll free)
Medical Rescue: 911 (toll free)
Medical Air Rescue: 390-1601